How to keep in touch on long trips with your iPhone

When planning a trip with family and friends, keeping up with each member’s last minute schedule changes can be time consuming. Using the following iOS tips will help by keeping everyone well informed during the event.

Lyve starts pre-orders this month, previews personal media device

Lyve Minds, the personal media startup founded by former Apple (S AAPL) exec Tim Bucher, is opening up pre-orders for its Lyve Home device on April 22nd, according to a newsletter sent out to subscribers Tuesday. Lyve Home, which helps to back up photos and synchronize them across your devices, will sell for $300, and the company just previewed some of its functionality in a stylish new YouTube video. Lyve Minds was previously known as Black Pearl Systems, and Bucher told me all about his plans at CES.

How to get your family photos onto your iPad

The iPad can make a great family photo album, provided it has your photos on it. This article will go over some of the best ways to put your favorite photos on to the iPad.

Pinterest mobile: now with GIFs

Pinterest mobile for iOS (s aapl) and Android (s goog) both received updates today — the most noteworthy of which is the ability to view GIFs on both iPhone and Android smartphones. According to the company’s engineering blog, the feature allows users to pin GIFs directly, which will show up in feeds with a small play button. GIFs can then be played via mobile, shared and repinned across platforms. The iPad version was also updated, including support for place pins.